Is there a more perfect food than a crispy, golden brown tater tot? Yes, and it’s a tater tot casserole.
Tater tots are a beloved American meal. The potato company Ore-Ida invented them in the 1950s as a way to use rejected bits of potatoes from French fries. A runaway hit, tater tots are now enjoyed in school lunches, as weeknight dinners and even at convenience stores.
Tater tots are perfect with salt, wonderful dipped in ketchup and to-die-for when coated in melted cheese. Transforming them into the centerpiece of an easy and delicious main course makes perfect sense and is sure to fill your belly on a cold winter night. These yummy tot casseroles might tempt you right into the kitchen.
Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole
Saucy ground beef meets crispy potato nuggets in this twist on two classic favorites. This recipe from Centsless Deals gives you the option of making the casserole from scratch or using a canned sauce, and you can substitute ground turkey for ground beef if you wish.
Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
What’s better than digging into a delectable dinner after a long, difficult day? Sitting down to a hot meal that’s already prepared. This cheesy chicken slow cooker casserole recipe from The Country Cook requires quick prep in the morning to have dinner waiting for you at night.
Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole
If you love a burger with tots on the side, this dish from The Saucy Southerner is for you. It has all the flavors and textures of a comforting fast food meal, including ketchup, mustard and even dill pickle relish. Plus, it’s got ground beef and bacon in it.
Baked Beans And Hot Dogs Casserole
This dish from Beth Casey Cooks has all the flavors of an excellent summer barbecue, all in one casserole! Jokingly referred to as a “lasagna,” the tater tots are paired with baked beans, hot dogs and tangy BBQ sauce for a hearty meal in no time.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole Recipe
Leftover or rotisserie chicken can be a major time saver for meals such as this casserole from Blog Chef. Toss the chopped, cooked chicken together with some ranch seasoning, bacon bits, shredded cheese and a few other savory ingredients for a meal that will hit the spot.
Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole
This casserole idea from Spicy Southern Kitchen proves that tater tots aren’t just for dinner. Eggs, breakfast sausage, shredded cheese and spices make this dish a filling way to start the day.
Pizza Tater Tot Casserole
Don’t bother with pizza delivery tonight — you can make your own pizza-style casserole at home! Use your favorite toppings to create a new weeknight favorite from the blog Dinners, Dishes and Desserts. The saucy potato bites hold up nicely to cheese and all the fixings.
Mexican Tater Tot Casserole
Forget Taco Tuesday — how does Tater Tot Tuesday sound? This casserole from Simply Stacie is a delightful departure from traditional tacos, with seasoned ground beef, an onion/pepper combination and creamy queso.
Pulled Pork Tater Tot Casserole
Get your barbecue fix on without firing up the grill. This casserole from Life’s Ambrosia marries cookout favorites pork belly and baked beans with a tater tot topping as a sort of cowboy shepherd’s pie. Yum!
Chili Cheese Tater Tot Casserole
Chili cheese fries have nothing on this recipe. The blog 5 Boys Baker combines ground beef, chili beans, a lip-smacking mixture of spices and seasonings, and, of course, loads of cheese atop crispy tater tots for a mouth-watering main course meal.